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Pitt Technology Group leases 10,000 square feet in Springfield Underground.
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Pitt Technology Group leases 10,000 square feet in Springfield Underground.

Pitt Technology relocating to Springfield Underground

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When Doug Pitt repurchased his former firm’s local assets from St. Charles-based TSI Global Cos. LLC in October, he told Springfield Business Journal the newly formed Pitt Technology Group LLC was seeking new office space. That search is now over.

Pitt Technology Group has found a new home in Springfield Underground Inc., with plans to officially move Feb. 9 into the center’s Building 15. Building 15 opened for rent when its former tenant, Kraft Foods, recently moved to a larger office in the underground center’s newly constructed Building 19, said retired Springfield Underground CEO Louis Griesemer.

With the move from 1409 W. Sunshine St., Pitt Technology Group will increase its square footage to 10,000 from 7,000. It will be the only Springfield office for the company – which comprises internet infrastructure contractor SyndeoSolutions LLC, information technology firm NexioTechnologies LLC and low-voltage cabling unit Lovo Integrations.

Pitt Technology Group co-owner Kevin Waterland said 3,200 square feet in Springfield Underground will be for offices, with the remainder used as warehouse and data center space.

“We already have roughly 200 square feet in the Springfield Underground,” Waterland said. “We wanted to expand that into our own area.”

Pitt said it took “all hands on deck” and the full month of January to move the office. And although the company will be in the space by early February, there still will be renovations underway.

Declining to disclose the full cost of renovations, Pitt said Springfield Underground is footing some of the bill as part of the lease agreement, the financial details of which he also declined to disclose.

Griesemer, who now serves as chairman of the board, said the landlord always repaints and cleans the office spaces between tenants. It also updated the fixtures with LED lighting, he said.

The new tenant will be close to Springfield Underground’s other technology company, Bluebird Network, which occupies Building 25. Griesemer said he’s excited to see greater diversity of clients.

“We’re mostly food and cold storage and a lot of our businesses are food related; we love that business, but we don’t want to be just that,” he said. “So it’s nice to have a diversified client base.”

In 2013, Pitt sold his remaining stake in ServiceWorld Computer Center Inc., which he founded in 1991, to TSI Global, and the Springfield office operated under the TSI Technology Solutions LLC name. He signed papers Oct. 10, 2017, to buy back the assets for undisclosed terms, and the deal closed Nov. 1, creating Pitt Technology Group in the process.

“I get my baby back,” he told SBJ last year. “We’re going to go back to basics.”

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